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Donegal House

Schoolhouse Road, Kaikoura 8280, New Zealand
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Donegal House
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Ranked #29 of 35 Kaikoura B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The accommodation is very good quality in a lovely location. The irish bar, staff, food, ambiance is second to none. You will have a great experience. The owner will come a chat ...it's not annoying. He wants to know where you are from etc...... lovely guy and staff.

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Bunbury, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at this "Hotel" on 14/03/2015 as a member of a Group Tour. My wife and I were accommodated in the older section, no wardrobe, shower head height had to be a type of Irish joke, refrigerator unplugged, overbed light not working. Bed was comfortable. Fixed menu for dinner with steak cooked to medium - no exceptions. Medium/well cooked request... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice surprise freedom camp for our 1st night in a campervan We were concerned at first when we found it on the Rankers App, but when we arrived, it was indeed free. The Hotel have put aside a gravel area (20 spaces at least?) for complimentary campervan overnight parking. Self-contained only, and no expectation to spend anything in the... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Twin queen size beds (room 40) with beautiful garden view across to the mountains. A short drive to town in a pastoral setting. Heavy on the Irish theme which is OK bearing in mind the owner's history from the old country. Value is good compared to in-town offerings. No wi-fi in room, but free in bar/restaurant area

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Waterford, Ireland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

As the name implies the Donegal House Hotel/Motel has a strong Irish theme. It is set in beautiful grounds with a couple of ponds well populated by ducks. Our room was very comfortable and everything worked. The restaurant/bar is well stocked and there is Guinness on tap (though it wouldn't win any prizes in Temple Bar!). The menu is good... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

Called in for dinner - had memories of delicious Blue Cod in the past - however this time Blue Cod tasted like it may have been frozen, roast potatoes were dry ( stuck in your throat) ... hoping it was just an off night! Must say though the female staff were great, a good group venue.

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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Donegal House is 'Pub Accommodation' where you should be aware that it is noisy through the Night with people coming and going. Other Guests are likely to have spent an evening at the Pub and come back to their rooms, noisily, at all hours of the night. The Gardens and Scenery are wonderful (tho they do need a clean up).... More 

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Kettering, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Behind a rather nondescript room entrance lay an amazing vista, gardens and views of the snow topped mountains. Staff helpful, friendly and efficient. Free WiFi in public areas only. Self laundry and dryer facility (4 dollars a pop) Well equipped bar, food more than adequate Shower temperature control erratic. No air-con All together a super little place - might not... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

My Husband and i spent a lovely afternoon in the gardens enjoying a really good meal The lady serving in the bar was friendly and you could almost believe that you were in Ireland as the pub had a very authentic feel to it The gardens are really beautiful and peaceful We also enjoyed chatting to Bevan and his wife... More 

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Cambridge, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Great rooms and bar very nice. Dinner good value for money. Confusion with breakfast and the fact that you have to pay for cooked as an extra. The lady on breakfast was very sower and no help at all, more explantion when checking in would make all the difference and more staff at break fast is a must when busy.... More 

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